Exploring Communication Ethics is a comprehensive textbook on the ethical issues facing communication professionals in today’s rapidly changing media environment.
Empowering students to respond to real-world ethical dilemmas by drawing upon philosophical principles, historical background, and the ethical guidelines of major professional organizations, this book is designed to stimulate class discussion through real-world examples, case studies, and discussion problems. Students will learn how to mediate between the best interests of their employers and their responsibilities toward other parties, and to consider how economic, technological, and legal changes in their industries affect these ethical considerations.
It can be used as a core textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses in communication or media ethics, and provides an ideal supplement for specialist classes in public relations, professional communication, advertising, political communication, or journalism and broadcast media.
Table of Contents
1. An Overview of Communication Ethics
2. Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives
3. Journalism and Broadcasting: Content Issues
4. Journalism and Broadcasting: Personnel Issues
5. Journalism and Broadcasting: Policy Issues
6. Journalism and Broadcasting: Privacy Issues
7. Journalism and Broadcasting: Accountability Issues
8. Ethical Issues in Advertising
9. Ethical Issues in Public Relations
10. Ethical Issues in Political Communication
11. Ethical Issues in Workplace Communication
12. Ethical Issues in Cyberspace and Social
Dr. Randy Bobbitt is a Florida-based textbook author, freelance writer, and veteran of three decades of teaching courses in journalism, media law and ethics, and public relations.